Update: Sinobi Spiral Watch for $12.99 (Ziiiro Mercury copy)
Since we in the editorial staff consider the watch to be very stylish, we looked around for a new best price – and lo and behold: it is available at AliExpress for $12.99.
At the moment, the hybrid watches from Xiaomi and Lenovo, for example, are more popular than ever. They combine classic, elegant watch design with smart functions, but are also quite affordable. This Sinobi Spiral Watch has no smart functions at all, but shows the time in a quite unusual and stylish way. Two spirals driven by a normal quartz movement tell you approximately what time it is.
- Sinobi Spiral Watch
- at AliExpress from $12.99 | Lightinthebox for $26.24
- similar model at Amazon for $23.99
- Original Ziiiro Mercury at Amazon for $161.25
Many colour combinations
The case has a diameter of 40 mm and is 8 mm thick. The matching black or silver stainless steel bracelet (not plastic!) is 20 mm wide and adjustable between 21-24cm. The watch should also be splash-proof according to the 3ATM standard, elsewhere we are talking about 30 m diving depth. Probably you can take a shower with it, I wouldn’t rely on it.
To avoid misunderstandings, this is not a display either, the two “hands” only look very different. Strangely enough, the outer spiral shows the hours while the inner spiral shows the minutes. I would have arranged it exactly the other way around, but the manufacturer unfortunately disagrees. Although the dial is not labeled, there are twelve markings, so that reading the time is somewhat easier.
After all, there are several colour variants: Beside the two colours for the bracelet there is also the display in blue or purple. Band and dial are available in any colour combination.
The watch for worldly men?
Opinions certainly differ here. Some people like the design, but I can already see that many will find it completely unsexy. The watch doesn’t look like a children’s wristwatch, but despite the minimalist design it doesn’t look like a business model either. Moreover, you shouldn’t forget that you can’t expect a quality product for the price, but only a solid wristwatch that shows you the time sufficiently accuratelyTo the gadget